Spring in Texas

It’s officially Spring, in Texas and elsewhere. But that’s just according to the calendar. We’ve been enjoying Spring for several weeks, as the budding trees and the flowers demonstrate. Last week I drove up to Austin for a meeting, and it was a perfect Texas Spring day, with bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, and other native wildflowers…

Happy Independence Day!

It’s Independence Day! Bring out your red white and blue, your 10 gallon hat, your spurs and some Bluebell ice cream! It’s Independence Day–March 2, the commemoration of the day in 1836 when some brave patriots gathered in an incomplete “Independence Hall” in the city of Washington-on-the Brazos to declare that Texas was an independent…

The EU and Texas

The EU has sought to engage itself in Texas affairs. Gov. Rick Perry‘s office responds: 230 years ago, our forefathers fought a war to throw off the yoke of a European monarch and gain the freedom of self-determination. Texans long ago decided that the death penalty is a just and appropriate punishment for the most…